DePaul University Review

DePaul University is a 4-year, research university located in Chicago, IL. DePaul is the largest private university in the state of Illinois and offers over 260 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul University Overview

DePaul University was established in 1898 in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood of Chicago. The university began offering music and commerce degree programs in 1912. By 1930, there were another eight academic colleges. Today, the university is ranked by The Princeton Review as having one of the most 'Diverse Student Populations' in the country. DePaul also has suburban campuses in Des Plaines, Naperville, Oak Forest and Rolling Meadows, IL.

The university has a student population of over 25,000, made up of students from across the world. In-coming and second year students are typically housed in the University Center of Chicago, a residence hall located in downtown Chicago. DePaul's men's basketball team, the Blue Demons, competes in the Big East Conference as a NCAA Division I school. Greek life on the campus consists of 28 organizations, including 15 sororities, 12 fraternities and one co-educational. Many of the organizations are culturally interest-based.

Admission and Enrollment Overview

DePaul University divides admission by student type, such as first-year, transfer, adult, international, online learning and re-admitted students. Admission requirements vary by student type as well as academic college. Applicants can complete the application on-line, where they can also check the status of their application materials and acceptance into the university. Admission and department counselors are available for guidance during the admission and course registration processes.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The DePaul University Libraries are divided by academic subject. They include scholarly articles, books, films and a number of other library resources. Students can access the library through the website, from their home computer and from any of the university computers located across the university campus. The library also offers room reservations for tutoring, group studying or independent research.

DePaul's average student-faculty ratio is 17:1, with over 1,800 full and part-time professors. There are over 600 workstations in classrooms and labs available on the university's multiple campuses. Students can also rent laptops from the CIM Equipment Center. DePaul University's International Program offers students the opportunity to study abroad for regular or elective credits. Students can participate in first-year students, short term, term-long, transfer internship, service learning or graduate program options offered through the university.

Schools and Colleges at DePaul University

  • College of Commerce
  • College of Communication
  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • School of Cinema and Interactive Media
  • School of Computing
  • College of Liberal Arts and Science
  • School of Public Service
  • College of Law
  • School for New Learning
  • School of Education
  • School of Music
  • Theatre School

Contact Information

  • Address: 55 E Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604
  • Phone Number: (312) 362-8000